The alarming moment an oblivious tourist comes mere seconds from death by blue-ringed octopus bite has been captured on camera.
The terrifying footage sees an unidentified holidaymaker holding a deadly blque-ringed octopus in the palm of their hand, unaware of the imminent danger.
The video is thought to have been filmed on a Darwin beach, and sees the octopus squirming around until the unwitting tourist releases it back into the water.
Thankfully, the tourist sets the octopus free before it has the chance to unleash its fatal venom.
Unbeknownst to the traveller, a blue-ringed octopus holds enough venom to kill twenty-six adult humans, meaning the situation could've taken a deadly turn in a matter of minutes.
The video is thought to have been initially uploaded onto TikTok, a media app for creating and sharing short videos, alongside the caption: 'Such a beautiful octopus'.